Allen, Texas – The Allen Americans of the Central Hockey League announced today they have put forward Jonathan Lessard on team suspension effective immediately.

“Jonathan Lessard has signed in the ECHL with a former coach,” said Steve Martinson. “Its always disappointing when a player leaves especially someone like Jonathon. The grass isn’t always greener. Asuchak is a great example of how playing quality minutes leads to development. He didn’t play in the ECHL, but earned a spot on the Boston Bruins rookie tournament team after playing a season here. Their aren’t any politics in Allen. The guys that are going get the ice time, if not, move over. The lack of a reciprocal agreement swings both ways. The ECHL carries a lot more players. Our young guys are used to playing a lot. It wouldn’t surprise me to see a player or two return.”

The announcement came from Steve Martinson immediately after Lessard, who agreed to a contract with the Allen Americans earlier this summer, signed to play recently with a team in the ECHL.

The Americans announced the signing earlier today of forward Brandon Coccimiglio to a contract for the 2014-2015 season. Season Tickets are on sale now at or call (972) 912-1000